Parliamentary candidate for Weston announced

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 June 2018

Patrick Keating will stand in Weston-super-Mare in the 2022 general election.

Patrick Keating will stand in Weston-super-Mare in the 2022 general election.

Archant

The Liberal Democrats has announced its Weston parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

Patrick Keating will lead its bid to reclaim the seat it lost to Conservative John Penrose in 2005.

The Lib Dems ran Mr Penrose close in Weston in 2010, but its vote share has regressed to around 10 per cent since.

Mr Keating lives in Blagdon and is ‘delighted’ at being selected by the party to stand in 2022.

He said: “It will be a big challenge, but the Government is failing the residents of Weston and the villages as the economy and public services are suffering as a result of its policies.”

“The Liberal Democrats has been invigorated by a surge in members who are passionate about a vision for an open, tolerant and united UK.”

The next General Election is due to be held in 2022.

More from Weston Mercury

46 minutes ago

A popular pub and live music venue is up for sale as the landlord prepares to retire.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

A new scheme to improve the night-time experience for people in Weston has been launched.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:58

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston-born composer provided the music for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:58

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists